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  • Jay Z and Private Profit in the 'People's Park'

    Apr 18, 2014 | 26 min
    Rapper Jay Z will bring his Budweiser Made in America festival to the 12-acre Grand Park in downtown LA. He calls it "inclusionary," but not everyone agrees.
  • City Corruption: A Way of Life in Part of Los Angeles County

    Apr 16, 2014 | 27 min
    The tiny city of Bell got national headlines for paying Manager Robert Rizzo $1.5 million a year. Today, he got a 12-year prison sentence. But Bell?s not alone.
  • Can LA's Child Protection System Be Fixed?

    Apr 15, 2014 | 25 min
    Would a "child welfare czar" make a difference in LA? And what does Tribune's dividend payout mean for the LA Times?
  • Does a Back to Basics Budget Leave Room for Big Ideas?

    Apr 14, 2014 | 25 min
    LA Mayor Eric Garcetti hasn?t vanished since last year?s election but, compared to Villaraigosa, Hahn and Riordan, he's been out of the media spotlight.
  • Food Truck Safety: Public Health Problem or False Alarm?

    Apr 10, 2014 | 26 min
    LA County officials concede they have never inspected some 40% of the 3200 vehicles that are part of the food-truck frenzy. Is that anything to worry about?
  • Commission Recommendations on LA City Finances

    Apr 09, 2014 | 25 min
  • Are LA's Poorest Left Out of the President's 'Promise Zone?'

    Apr 08, 2014 | 28 min
    LA will be one of President Obama's Promise Zones, which make up his key anti-poverty program. Why aren't Watts or other neighborhoods South of the 10 Freeway included?
  • Only Female Fire Recruit in LAFD Resigns

    Apr 07, 2014 | 23 min
    After $20 million in payouts for race and gender discrimination, the LA Mayor says it's time to recruit a class that represents the demography of the city.
  • Have the Dodgers Ignored Fan Safety, Local Community?

    Apr 03, 2014 | 30 min
    The Dodgers will face the San Francisco Giants tomorrow on opening day in Chavez Ravine. Expectations could not be higher, but potential problems?
  • Compton Tries Moving on from 'Straight Outta' Reputation

    Apr 02, 2014 | 30 min
    Rap artists Dr. Dre and Ice Cube are making a film depicting the Compton of 25 years ago ? as the current, 31-year-old Mayor tries to shake off that image.
  • Bad Teachers, Minority Students and the Constitution

    Apr 01, 2014 | 26 min
    Does California law make it too easy for bad teachers to get tenure and too difficult to fire them? Does the law deprive minority kids of their right to a good education?
  • Pair of Quakes Signal End to Seismic Calm

    Mar 31, 2014 | 34 min
    Seismologists say the Puente Hills thrust, the site of Friday's 5.1 earthquake in La Habra in Orange County, is "a very dangerous fault." We hear what that could mean.
  • LA Real Estate: Too Expensive to Buy, Too Expensive to Rent

    Mar 27, 2014 | 26 min
    As Southern California recovers from the Great Recession, the Middle Class is being priced out of the housing market. Are urban centers becoming enclaves of the wealthy?
  • With Latino Plurality in CA, Is Parity in Local Politics Next?

    Mar 26, 2014 | 26 min
    Latinos have surpassed whites as the state?s largest ethnic minority, but political power may be a long time coming. We hear about legal cases to equal the playing field.
  • WWLA Special: Third District Board of Supervisors Debate

    Mar 25, 2014 | 78 min
    8pm: Warren Olney moderates the first major debate between Sheila Kuehl, Bobby Shriver, John Duran and Pamela Conley Ulich, vying to replace Zev Yaroslavsky.
  • Latinos Now the Largest Ethnic Group in California

    Mar 25, 2014 | 26 min
    This month Latinos are becoming the largest of California's ethnic components ? with 39% of the population. We hear about culture, economics and politics.
  • Why Are Health Insurance Rates on the Increase?

    Mar 24, 2014 | 26 min
    Under Obamacare, everyone must have health insurance or pay a penalty. We hear about a squeeze on the upper middle class, and a ballot measure to regulate insurance rates.
  • Is It Time to Restore Affirmative Action for California Higher Ed?

    Mar 19, 2014 | 25 min
    A proposed State Senate amendment to restore affirmative action was tabled in the Assembly when Asian Senators, pressured by constituents, said they'd made a mistake.
  • Governor Perry in CA to Court Businesses, Generate Buzz

    Mar 18, 2014 | 24 min
    Occidental Petroleum was just the beginning. Sixty other California firms have expanded or re-located to Texas. That's part of Governor Perry's pitch in a visit complete with an ad campaign to lure companies away from the Golden State. Will attacking California as a bad place to do business mean votes for his next presidential campaign? Is it actually working?
  • Santa Monicans versus Development

    Mar 17, 2014 | 26 min
    After years of massive commercial development in the 80's ad 90's, Santa Monica experienced a lull. But it's booming again, and one new project ? barely approved by the City Council ? has angry opponents saying there's not enough housing. But there's so much office space there'll be 7000 new trips every day on the 10 Freeway, which is already approaching gridlock. We hear about efforts to kill it on this year's Santa Monica ballot. Also, do Republicans have the candidates to rebuild their party in California? Later, on To the Point, after Crimea, what's Putin's next move?
  • Should Shamu Shows Be Banned at SeaWorld in San Diego?

    Mar 13, 2014 | 22 min
    After watching the heart-wrenching film "Blackfish," a state assemblyman wants to ban keeping of killer whales in captivity for human entertainment.
  • A Change of Pace for LA County Elections

    Mar 12, 2014 | 22 min
    The LA County Sheriff and Assessor can put your hands on you or put their hands in your pockets. Should the one who determines your tax bill be elected at all?
  • State Regulation of Medical Pot a Precursor for Legalization?

    Mar 11, 2014 | 25 min
    An unlikely combination of interest groups, including California's police chiefs, may support new state regulations on medical marijuana.
  • California Meat Recall Goes Nationwide

    Mar 10, 2014 | 28 min
    Nine million pounds of beef from a California slaughterhouse have been recalled as "unsound, unwholesome or otherwise? unfit" for consumers. But nobody's gotten sick, and...
  • Is California's Democratic Party Keeping Up with Voters?

    Mar 06, 2014 | 25 min
    California's Democratic Party is led by an old guard. There is not a rift over issues, but young Democrats are wondering, "When are these people going to leave?"
  • Doctors Are Primary Source for Prescription Drug Abusers

    Mar 05, 2014 | 26 min
    With drug overdoses now killing more Americans than auto accidents, the state Medical Board is discussing guidelines to reduce the number of "problem prescribers."
  • Garcetti's Trade Mission to Mexico

    Mar 04, 2014 | 26 min
    Eric Garcetti, whose grandparents came from Mexico, is Mayor of Los Angeles. We talk to him as he visits a nation that's developing faster than most Americans realize.
  • To Frack or Not to Frack in Los Angeles

    Mar 03, 2014 | 29 min
    There's been oil drilling in LA for more than 100 years. Fracking could make some inactive ones gush again. We hear the pros and cons of a proposed ban or a moratorium.
  • LA Visual FX Industry Stifled by Runaway Production

    Feb 27, 2014 | 23 min
    In a eight-year period, California lost 11% of its jobs in film and TV, while New York gained 25%. We have the latest on runaway production.
  • LAUSD Votes to Shut Down Two Aspire Charter Schools

    Feb 26, 2014 | 25 min
    Superintendent Deasy called their record of improving student performance " unassailable." But the LA School Board voted to close two charter schools anyway.
  • Is California Headed for a Tax on Sodas?

    Feb 25, 2014 | 28 min
    Coke, Pepsi and other beverage companies are fighting a proposed mandate in California for labels warning that sugary soft drinks increase the risk of childhood obesity.
  • Hollywood Development Hits a Bump

    Feb 24, 2014 | 26 min
    Boosters of growth in Hollywood have suffered a setback, while opponents of increased density have scored a victory. This time, it's not all about earthquake faults.
  • SoCal Utilities Sluggish on Shift to Solar

    Feb 20, 2014 | 26 min
    State policy requires a transition to renewables, but frustrated local homeowners accuse utilities of dragging their feet because alternative power costs them money.
  • Push for Minimum Wage Increase for Hotel Workers

    Feb 19, 2014 | 25 min
    Five LA City Council members want workers at hotels near LAX paid more than $15 an hour -- the highest minimum wage in the nation. We hear the pros and cons.
  • Ninth Circuit Recognizes a Right to Bear Arms in Public

    Feb 18, 2014 | 26 min
    A federal appellate court says California's law against openly carrying guns in public has an unintended consequence. The case could be on its way to the Supreme Court.
  • Should the Execution of Inmates Be Streamlined in California?

    Feb 13, 2014 | 21 min
    Pete Wilson joins two other former Governors supporting a November ballot initiative to speed up executions in California. We hear the arguments on both sides.
  • The Race to Replace Waxman

    Feb 12, 2014 | 24 min
    Since his surprise resignation, candidates have been lining up to replace Congressman Henry Waxman. We hear from Democrats Ted Lieu and Wendy Greuel.
  • New Health Law Has Foodies Crying 'Nanny State'

    Feb 11, 2014 | 21 min
    A new state law says that chefs must wear disposable gloves each time they touch raw food. Despite the risk of food-borne illness, is this a case of over-protection?
  • Construction Starts on Tallest Building in the West

    Feb 10, 2014 | 20 min
    Will LA?s Wilshire Grand Tower be the tallest building in the western United States?
  • Should We End Los Angeles' Business Tax?

    Feb 06, 2014 | 22 min
    With LA facing a $250 million deficit, Mayor Garcetti wants to get rid of the business tax. Also, LA is replacing street lamps with LED bulbs to save energy and money.
  • Education Reform and the Power of Silicon Valley

    Feb 05, 2014 | 25 min
    A trial in Los Angeles could make it easier to fire incompetent teachers. Also, why do we care if elected officials don't live in the districts they represent?
  • Gentry Battles Gonzo in a Changing Venice

    Feb 04, 2014 | 25 min
    Gentrification and commercialization of Venice Beach have led to a culture clash. Is its laid-back culture of tolerance still alive or is it a thing of the past?
  • Gentry Battles Gonzo in Gentrifying Venice

    Feb 04, 2014 | 25 min
    Gentrification and commercialization of Venice Beach have led to a culture clash. Is its laid-back culture of tolerance still alive or is it a thing of the past?
  • No Rain, No Water? No Problem?

    Feb 03, 2014 | 27 min
    For now, there's enough water in local reservoirs and storage, but nobody knows how long that's going to last. What can local homeowners can do to conserve and recycle?
  • Henry Waxman, Liberal Crusader, Will Retire

    Jan 30, 2014 | 30 min
    After 40 years, LA Democrat Henry Waxman has announced he won't run for re-election. What's next, for the Westside and South Bay, a political feeding frenzy?
  • OC Undersheriff John Scott Named Interim LA Sheriff

    Jan 29, 2014 | 27 min
    We talk with OC Undersheriff John Scott will be sworn in tomorrow to replace retiring LA County Sheriff Lee Baca until voters choose somebody else in June or November.
  • LA Students Sue over Union Protected Teachers

    Jan 27, 2014 | 25 min
    School reformers charge that state laws deprive poor and minority kids of their right to an education. We hear both sides and look at local and national implications.
  • Will a New Helicopter Noise Law Make Anyone Happy?

    Jan 23, 2014 | 26 min
    The LA skies are filled with noisy helicopters -- for news, law enforcement and tourists. We hear why many are still unhappy despite a new law signed by President Obama.
  • Pride and Prudence in Governor Brown's California

    Jan 22, 2014 | 25 min
    Today in Sacramento, Jerry Brown delivered his annual State of the State speech. We hear what he said, what he didn't say, and what his dog, Sutter, had to do with it.
  • The Race for One of LA's Most Powerful Elected Offices

    Jan 21, 2014 | 33 min
    We hear from Bobby Shriver and Sheila Kuehl, front-runners for the seat now occupied by LA County Supervisors Zev Yaroslavsky, who's termed out.
  • California's in a Drought and Concerns Are Heating Up

    Jan 20, 2014 | 28 min
    This is the driest winter in California's recorded history. Even regions with adequate water supplies are at risk of fast-moving fires. Is it time for a water bond?
  • Was the Northridge Earthquake a Wake-up Call?

    Jan 16, 2014 | 24 min
    It's been 20 years since LA was shaken awake by a 6.7 magnitude tremor, leaving unforgettable memories. Scientists are certain there will be more shaking.
  • The Forum Is Back

    Jan 15, 2014 | 28 min
    When the Lakers and Kings moved to Staples Center, "the music died" at the Fabulous Forum. Professional sports aren't coming back, but the music is.
  • Is the Sun Setting on Large Scale Solar?

    Jan 14, 2014 | 27 min
    Five years after the President's initiative for large-scale solar plants, just three are in operation. We hear about the changing dynamics of renewable energy.
  • Turmoil at LA DWP: Officials Ask How $40 Million Was Spent

    Jan 13, 2014 | 27 min
    At the troubled DWP, another general manger?s resigned and the boss of its biggest union?s been subpoenaed to testify about how $40 million in public money was spent.
  • Fast Train, Budget Drain

    Jan 09, 2014 | 22 min
    There are new questions about the proposal to help fund high-speed rail between LA and San Francisco. But Governor Brown says a bullet train is doable.
  • Is Los Angeles a City in Decline?

    Jan 08, 2014 | 24 min
    A scathing report out today say the city is failing to provide basic public services. It says LA ? where the future once came to happen ? has been living in the past.
  • Sheriff Lee Baca Resigns? Why Now?

    Jan 07, 2014 | 19 min
    Today, after 15 years as Los Angeles Sheriff, Lee Baca is stepping down. Last month, the US attorney indicted 18 sheriff's deputies. How much is he to blame?
  • Another Extension for California's Healthcare Exchange

    Jan 06, 2014 | 16 min
    Lost applications, hours on the phone and frustrated consumers are trying to access their new health insurance. Even people not using Obamacare are feeling the effects.
  • The Brave New World of Obamacare

    Jan 02, 2014 | 53 min
    Millions of Americans are starting to use their new health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. How's it going? How well are doctors and hospitals coping?
  • College Athletes: Amateurs or Paid Professionals?

    Jan 01, 2014 | 52 min
    There's big money in college bowl games, but none trickles down to the people who bring in the audiences who watch on TV. Should players get a piece of the action?
  • Talking Points: Our Favorite Author Interviews of 2013

    Dec 31, 2013 | 52 min
    On this special end-of-the-year edition of To the Point we?re rebroadcasting some of our favorite author interviews from 2013.
  • Gay Marriage in Utah and the Outlook for 2014

    Dec 30, 2013 | 52 min
    Utah could become the 18th state to permit same-sex marriage, with court cases in 17 other states. Will 2013 be the tipping point for same-sex marriage in America?
  • Syrian Peace Talks and the Battle on the Ground

    Dec 27, 2013 | 52 min
    Despite talks scheduled next month between Syria's government and rebels, fighting continues and there's concern that the war will finally be decided on the battlefield.
  • Waiting for Sochi

    Dec 27, 2013 | 51 min
    We look at how the Winter Olympics in Sochi are shaping up, despite construction delays, reports of corruption, and the controversy over Russia's stance on gay rights.
  • Are the Humanities in Crisis?

    Dec 27, 2013 | 52 min
    Half as many college students major in humanities as did 50 years ago. What's at stake when higher education becomes more career focused and fewer study the humanities?
  • As Washington Looks the Other Way, Are Big Cities on Their Own?

    Dec 25, 2013 | 52 min
    Recent mayoral elections turned on class than race as multi-ethnic coalitions focused on the economy. With further federal help unlikely, are big cities on their own?
  • Power and Amnesty in Putin's Russia

    Dec 23, 2013 | 53 min
    Are sudden pardons a PR move to counter international criticism of Russia's record on human rights, or is President Putin responding to larger forces, at home and abroad?
  • Water Wars: The Future of Southern California's Water

    Dec 19, 2013 | 25 min
    State and federal officials are under pressure to declare a drought in the third dry year in a row. There's not enough water and won't be the future. Potential solutions?
  • Saying Goodbye to Hollywood Park

    Dec 18, 2013 | 29 min
    After 75 years, the last race will be run at Hollywood Park this Sunday. Once the playground of Hollywood stars, it's slated to become a mixed use development.
  • Exide Acid-Battery Recycler and Public Health Concerns

    Dec 17, 2013 | 26 min
    Exide, in Vernon, has people from Boyle Heights to Hancock Park in fear of cancer and other diseases after years of lead and arsenic emissions.
  • California's Meningitis Outbreak

    Dec 16, 2013 | 25 min
    5000 students were inoculated for bacterial meningitis at Princeton with a vaccine not yet approved in the US. Should UCSB, which had a similar outbreak, do the same?
  • Discrimination in the Los Angeles Fire Department

    Dec 12, 2013 | 26 min
    Guest host Barbara Bogaev explores whether a new LA fire chief can turn around an agency plagued by charges of race and gender discrimination.
  • LA Unified Sends Teachers to 'Teacher Jail'

    Dec 11, 2013 | 29 min
    Some teachers are required to show up on time and spend the day doing nothing sometimes for more than a year. We talk to an inmate of what's called "teacher jail."
  • How Safe Is the Sheriff of LA County?

    Dec 10, 2013 | 27 min
    Federal indictments against 18 officers are only the latest blow against LA Sheriff Lee Baca. Last night, we spoke with some critics. Tonight we talk to supporters.
  • FBI Arrests 17, Indicts 18 from LA County Sheriff's Department

    Dec 09, 2013 | 36 min
    Federal authorities have indicted arrested 17 deputies. They're accused of corruption and civil rights abuses at downtown jails. Even visitors allegedly were abused.
  • LA City Council Votes to Regulate Sale of E-Cigarettes

    Dec 05, 2013 | 26 min
    The FDA hasn't been heard from, but an LA City Councilman calls inhaling e-cigarettes a "deadly habit." We hear about yesterday's unanimous decision to regulate sales.
  • California Out of the Red, How Will New-Found Riches Be Spent?

    Dec 04, 2013 | 23 min
    After years of crippling deficits, state government is not just out of the red, it'll have a surplus. How should the money be spent? Is it time to cut taxes?
  • A Political Earthquake Heading for Los Angeles County

    Dec 03, 2013 | 24 min
    LA County's five Supervisors are America's most powerful local elected officials. They operate in the shadows ? almost never replaced by election ? until now..
  • LA Schools Police to Pull Back on Ticketing Young Students

    Dec 02, 2013 | 25 min
    Last year almost 5000 LA school kids got tickets, with poor and minority children most likely to be cited by campus police. Now, there's a kinder, gentler policy.
  • Why Is the Rent So Damn High?

    Nov 27, 2013 | 30 min
    In LA, more people rent than own homes, and rents are 6% higher than before the Great Recession. How high can they go? Who's being priced out? What's driving increases?
  • Feeding the Homeless in Public Spaces

    Nov 26, 2013 | 27 min
    LA's growing homeless population makes feeding people who live on the streets more urgent than ever, but a backlash has led to a move to restrict feeding in public places.
  • Paul Tanaka, Candidate for LA Sheriff

    Nov 25, 2013 | 25 min
    An LA County on violence faulted Sheriff Baca and Undersheriff Tanaka for a lack or leadership that led to deputy abuses. Now Tanaka's running against his former boss.
  • The New Wave of Cars that Act like Smart Phones

    Nov 20, 2013 | 28 min
    This year's LA Auto Show is all about communications technology. Will a new generation fall in love with cars if they're connected? What about driving distractions?
  • UCLA Students Criticize School's Lack of Diversity

    Nov 19, 2013 | 26 min
    A spoken-word student-video on YouTube dramatizes how few African-Americans are admitted to UCLA. What's it like to be one of the only black students on campus?
  • How's Obamacare Working Out in Southern California?

    Nov 18, 2013 | 28 min
    California's version of Obamacare's going better than others, but there are still problems. We hear about glitches as well as success in expanding coverage for the poor.
  • The Whistleblower Who Wants Sheriff Baca's Job

    Nov 15, 2013 | 29 min
    For 80 years, no LA Sheriff has been replaced by an election, but Lee Baca is tarnished by scandal as is his best-known opponent. We hear about dark horse Bob Olmsted.
  • Obamacare Numbers Look Best in California

    Nov 13, 2013 | 27 min
    Initial enrollment numbers for the Affordable Care Act were made public today, and California leads the nation with 35,000. But that?s hardly a victory for Obamacare. In all 36 states where the federal government is in charge, the total was 27,000 ? and the nationwide number is 10% of what had been hoped for. We hear what that could mean for affordable health insurance.
  • Los Angeles Responds to Philippines Typhoon

    Nov 12, 2013 | 24 min
    More Filipinos live in Southern California than anyplace outside the Philippine Islands themselves, many touched personally by Typhoon Haiyan.
  • The Threat to America ? from Our Own Nuclear Weapons

    Nov 11, 2013 | 52 min
    America's nuclear arsenal has been subject to a terrifying number of accidents, miscalculations and inexplicable blunders, without a devastating catastrophe ? so far.
  • LA County Child Welfare Workers Sue over Caseloads

    Nov 07, 2013 | 30 min
    Social workers sue LA County over staffing at the Department of Children and Family Services. They?re often responsible for more children than their contract calls for.
  • 100 Years On, Why Don't Angelenos Drink LA's Water?

    Nov 06, 2013 | 25 min
    Like many Americans, LA residents buy drinking water in plastic bottles. Why, when the DWP provides it for free?
  • Power and Water: The Los Angeles Aqueduct at 100

    Nov 05, 2013 | 52 min
    On the 100th anniversary of the LA Aqueduct, a look at William Mulholland's legacy and the on-going quest to quench LA's thirst. TUESDAY, NOV. 5 at noon and 7pm
  • Calderon Scandal Thickens

    Nov 04, 2013 | 23 min
    Al Jazeera America has uncovered a sting operation, involving a phony film company and $60,000 in alleged bribes to State Senator Ron Calderon.
  • County Fights Plan to Drill for Oil on Whittier Parkland

    Oct 31, 2013 | 26 min
    The City of Whittier wants oil drilling on land LA County bought to preserve as open space. Supervisor Gloria Molina calls it a "dangerous precedent."
  • LAUSD Extends Superintendant John Deasy's Contract until 2016

    Oct 30, 2013 | 30 min
    After much uncertainty, Superintendent John Deasy got a "satisfactory" rating from the LAUSD School Board. He'll stay on until 2016. Can they really work together?
  • LA Joins the 'Open Data' Movement

    Oct 24, 2013 | 24 min
    How many City workers were paid more last year than the Mayor? What was the revenue from parking fines? How much was spent on tree-trimming, the LAPD or for clowns?
  • Bias and Discrimination at UCLA

    Oct 23, 2013 | 25 min
    After denying a black doctor's charges of discrimination, UCLA settled for $4.5 million. Last week, a special panel reported "a campus racial climate in near crisis."
  • Earthquakes: Are We Prepared for the Big One?

    Oct 22, 2013 | 29 min
    It?s no secret that Los Angeles is not prepared for The Big One. Is there any economical way to prepare?
  • Earthquakes: Are We Prepared for the Big One?

    Oct 22, 2013 | 35 min
    It?s no secret that Los Angeles is not prepared for The Big One. Is there any economical way to prepare?
  • Concussions, Brain Damage and High School Football

    Oct 21, 2013 | 27 min
    Do modern football helmets provide high school players the protection they need? Have local high schools learned anything from the NFL?
  • How Secret Should California's Gang Database Be?

    Oct 17, 2013 | 29 min
    Some 200,000 Californians are on a database that tracks suspected gang members. How does the law protect the rights of people who are wrongly listed?
  • Fracking and the Black Gold Rush in the San Joaquin Valley

    Oct 16, 2013 | 33 min
    New oil extraction techniques may open the massive Monterey Shale Formation, creating another oil boom. Will the jobs and the money be worth the consequences of fracking?
  • Can a Historic Neighborhood Survive an Improvement it Asked For?

    Oct 15, 2013 | 23 min
    Leimert Park is called the cultural hub of black Los Angeles, and it fought hard for a station on the new Crenshaw Line. But are there unintended consequences?
  • Will California Latinos Vote for the GOP?

    Oct 14, 2013 | 26 min
    The Latino voting population gets larger with every election. We?ll hear several opinions on the GOP?s chance for success with California?s fastest growing voting bloc.
  • What's Next for Grand Avenue?

    Oct 10, 2013 | 27 min
    Has the Grand Avenue Project?s time come ?round at last?or has it outlived its relevance to a changing city?
  • Law Enforcement and Public Health

    Oct 09, 2013 | 26 min
    Some of the toughest environmental laws in the country are not being enforced by state and local officials in California.
  • LA's New Mayor Doesn't Rush Into Things

    Oct 08, 2013 | 26 min
    Former Councilman Eric Garcetti has now spent 100 days as Mayor of Los Angeles. If you?re not aware of what he?s been up to, you?re not alone.
  • Gov. Brown and the "Year of the Immigrant" in California

    Oct 07, 2013 | 25 min
    Governor Brown says, ?While Washington waffles on immigration, California?s forging ahead." He has signed 8 new bills to make life easier for the undocumented.
  • The Dodgers Start Their Playoff Run

    Oct 03, 2013 | 28 min
    The anti-education reformer Dianne Ravitch tells us what she thinks is wrong with standardized student testing to measure teacher performance.
  • Obamacare Rolls Out in California

    Oct 01, 2013 | 28 min
    The government shutdown had no impact on the roll-out of the Obamacare. In California, state government is committed to making it work, and many are hungry for details.
  • What Would a Government Shutdown Mean for California?

    Sep 30, 2013 | 26 min
    If the federal government shutdown occurs tonight, what will it mean locally for national parks, recreations areas and the National Guard?
  • Santa Monica Grows Up -- but Not Too Tall

    Sep 26, 2013 | 28 min
    Santa Monica is notoriously cautious about so-called "smart growth," but a new park and upscale condo complex are finally bringing energy to the Civic Center.
  • LAUSD High Schoolers Hack Their New iPads

    Sep 25, 2013 | 21 min
    It took hundreds of kids just one week to hack through security so they could surf the web, raising security concerns for a program expected to cost one billion dollars.
  • Silver Lakers Want to Ban Airbnb Rentals

    Sep 24, 2013 | 25 min
    Airbnb connects people who want to rent their home or a room with people looking to stay for a few days. Does the sharing economy work for people who don't want to share?
  • We're Talking Trash

    Sep 24, 2013 | 24 min
    Tons of trash are produced each day in LA. Where's it going to go when the massive Puente Hills Landfill shuts down on Halloween? Also, what about recycling? Junk mail?
  • Electronic Cigarettes: Should They Be Banned or Encouraged?

    Sep 19, 2013 | 27 min
    E-cigarettes supply nicotine without carcinogens. Are they a great way to stop smoking regular cigarettes, or should governments act to prevent potential health problems?
  • New Tom Bradley International Terminal Opens at LAX

    Sep 19, 2013 | 27 min
    The new, $1.9B Tom Bradley International Terminal opened today, designed to reflect LA and attract travelers from Asia ? where they're used to the world's best airports.
  • New Tom Bradley International Terminal Opens at LAX

    Sep 18, 2013 | 28 min
    The new, $1.9B Tom Bradley International Terminal opened today, designed to reflect LA and attract travelers from Asia ? where they're used to the world's best airports.
  • Restoring the LA River

    Sep 17, 2013 | 26 min
    For years a concrete flood channel, the Army Corps of Engineers has come up with a plan to restore the Los Angeles River, between Griffith Park and downtown LA.

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